Classes at Luthy Botanical Garden
Horticulture and Garden Presentations
Our professional Horticulturists are available to present a wide variety of plant- and gardening- related talks and demonstrations to your community group, garden club, or special-interest society. We would also love to show you around the Garden and let you get to know it personally with a private tour. Prices start as low as $40 on-site; call 686-3362 for details.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR ALL CLASSES WITH A CODE. Click on a blue underlined class name for more details.
Autumn is just around the corner, bringing different colors, cooler temperatures and the annual harvest. Join us at Luthy Botanical Garden on Tuesday, 9/17,
This class on Tuesday, 9/17, 6:15-7:15 p.m., explores using and preserving the herbal harvest. Herbs offer a wonderful, healthy means to enhance any dish. This class will be taught by Jan Powers, an accomplished gardener, garden writer and a member of the Peoria Herb Guild.
Get real, it’s a lawn, not Augusta, and you are not hosting the Masters! Consider the true cost of lawn chemicals and fertilizers in dollars, water, labor, environment and even your health. In this new class on Saturday, 9/21, 1-2:30 p.m., we will explore Organic Lawn Care and how you can work with nature to develop a healthier lawn, garden and home. Instructor: Bob Streitmatter/Luthy Staff
These fun and exciting tours will take you through the botanic garden and showcase some of the great plants and trees in the collection. Sundays,1-2 pm: 9/22 and 10/20. Fee: Standard admission
Have you ever wanted a more environmentally-friendly bug control method? Bats are a great way to control the bug population near your home. Come learn about bats in Illinois and make bat houses with us on Saturday, 10/19, 10 am-12 pm.
Within the Botanical World, there are seriously dangerous, even frightening, plants. In the spirit of Halloween and our Chrysanthemum Show, “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” we will explore some beautiful but poisonous, dangerous and deadly plants, many of which can be found lurking in our homes and gardens. The class will be held at the new Tropics Classroom at Peoria Zoo (use the old Zoo entrance) on Saturday, 10/19, 1-2 p.m.
Give your holiday a touch of nostalgia with a handmade wreath, garland, or swag! Come to the Holiday Wreath Making class at the Garden on Saturday, 11/30, 10 am-11:45 am! Register by 11/23. Age: 16 + Instructor: Elona Mason